14 days in Ireland, Belfast & Castlerock Itinerary

14 days in Ireland, Belfast & Castlerock Itinerary

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Drive to Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, Fly to Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Castlerock, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive
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Howth, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, Drive to Roswell

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Dublin, Ireland

— 1 day

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll around St Stephens Green.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin road trip site.

Roswell, USA to Dublin is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Roswell to Dublin is 7 hours. Traveling from Roswell in May, expect nights in Dublin to be little chillier, around 43°F, while days are colder, around 59°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belfast: Coast Rd (in Larne) and Carnlough Bay Boat Tours (in Carnlough). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, learn about all things military at War Years Remembered (War Museum), and ponder the world of politics at City Hall.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Belfast visit planning website.

Drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Castlerock.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Castlerock, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, then walk around Roe Valley Country Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Green Lane Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Castlerock day trip planner.

You can drive from Belfast to Castlerock in 1.5 hours. In June in Castlerock, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sligo.

Things to do in Castlerock

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Sligo, Ireland

— 1 night
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey, then explore the ancient world of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, and then stroll through Knocknarea.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sligo trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Castlerock to Sligo takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Galway, Ireland

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then make a trip to Quay Street, and finally walk around Eyre Square.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip builder.

Getting from Sligo to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sligo in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Galway, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Dun Laoghaire.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood, admire the natural beauty at Powerscourt Gardens and House, then steep yourself in history at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, then examine the collection at James Joyce Tower & Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Dun Laoghaire trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Dun Laoghaire in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Howth.

Things to do in Dun Laoghaire

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Howth, Ireland

— 4 nights
Howth is known for nature, historic sites, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Howth Head, explore the striking landscape at Howth Hills, visit a coastal fixture at Howth Lighthouse, and step into the grandiose world of Howth Castle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Howth trip builder tool.

Getting from Dun Laoghaire to Howth by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Howth can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Howth

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

County Londonderry travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Bridges · History Museums
County Londonderry features numerous scenic riverside settings and several important historical sites. Derry, the county’s biggest city, famous for its ancient defensive walls, served as the UK’s official City of Culture in 2013. The county, steeped in history and proud of its Irish heritage, plays an important role in the cultural revival currently underway in this northern region. Though there’s lots of history to soak up here, the county’s biggest attraction may very well be the locals themselves, well known for their long tradition of witty storytelling. Visit the county’s smaller villages to explore a flourishing music scene, which has found its home in both traditional pubs and trendy new cafes.

County Galway travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Gardens
County Galway sits in the middle of the country on the western coast. With its lively eponymous city, small traditional Irish villages, and stunning countryside, it offers a varied landscape and culture. Galway City exudes energy as a university town, with pubs on every corner and events and festivals happening year-round. The county has successfully kept the Irish language alive with about 30,000-40,000 Irish speakers, of whom nearly 24,000 are native Irish speakers. Venture outside of the main city to the Aran Islands to discover an Ireland lost in time.